A Pennsylvania man struck and killed a Philadelphia teenager and then, along with his girlfriend, lied about being the driver of the vehicle. The driver, Robert Norman Sitler Jr., lied about striking the teen because he had previously been convicted in the “crash death of an Alabama county commissioner.” Sitler and his girlfriend, Denise Dinnocenti, and her children lied to police and insurance investigators and stated that Dinnocenti was behind the wheel the night of accident.
According to Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele stated, “These actions of not taking responsibility, blaming others, getting children to lie show what kind of people we are dealing with.” The couple claims they lied because Sitler pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2004 for his involvement in a car crash that killed Baldwin County Commissioner Mary Frances Stewart. Sitler crashed a cement mixer into Stewart’s car as she was driving to a work breakfast.
Sitler was jailed on $1 million bail for killing Timothy Paciello, Jr., a high school junior. He faces almost twenty-four charges, including vehicular homicide, conspiracy and corruption of minors. Dinnocenti as released on bail and has been charged with a number of crimes, including filing a false insurance claim.
Police: Couple lied about fatal hit-and-run, www.miamiherald.com December 06, 2012
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